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Compensation Disclosure

Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act

2016 Compensation Disclosure Listings

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Notes on Interpreting the Reports

  • The Regulations require that all amounts reported be rounded to the nearest $100. The process implemented was to determine which employees qualified for the report based on their actual total compensation, and then to apply rounding to the nearest $100 to each individual compensation element for each employee. The total compensation reported is the aggregate of each rounded individual compensation element.
  • Pursuant to the definition of “total compensation” under the Act, the total compensation reported does not include employer contributions for pension, insurance or other employee benefits (such as EI or CPP). It also does not include amounts paid to employees as either pay-in-lieu of notice (whether as a lump sum or as salary continuance) or amounts for the payout of leave balances, both of which occur almost exclusively upon the cessation of employment.
  • Public bodies that did not have employees to report for the listing submitted a Nil Report, which are posted above for those entities.
  • Departmental salary details for the core public service, including all salaries can be found at, http://www.budget.gov.nl.ca/budget2017/salarydetails/default.htm
  • The Act provided for two means for exemption from the report:
    • Under section 7 individual employees could apply for exemption to their Deputy Minister or the CEO of their public body on the basis that disclosure “could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety or mental or physical health of the employee.” Each report indicates the number of employees who were exempted on this basis by each public body.
    • Government itself has the authority to grant exemptions to categories of employees under section 8. Only one such exemption was granted. For reasons of safety associated with being a member of the RNCA, names of employees on the list from the RNCA are not disclosed and instead each member’s name is shown using a unique identifier. Job title and the rest of the compensation information is shown as per the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act.

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Background

On December 13, 2016 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador passed legislation in the House of Assembly require an annual listing of all employees in departments and a number of agencies, boards, commissions, health care bodies, educational bodies and Crown corporations who receive total compensation of more than $100,000 in a year.

June 30 News Release

Newfoundland and Labrador Joins Other Provinces in Introducing Compensation Disclosure Legislation

Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act

Public Sector Compensation Transparency Regulations

The list will report on calendar-year earnings and will be published annually by June 30 on the Human Resource Secretariat webpage.

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Exemption Policy and Process

An individual employee, or category of employee, may be exempted from disclosure if discourse could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety, or mental or physical health of that employee. There are no other grounds for granting exemptions to disclosure. To learn more about the exemption process see the Guideline document below. To apply for an exemption, fill out the Exemption Application Form and submit to the applicable Deputy Minister or Head of the Agency, Board or Commission.

Guidelines (click here for exemption policy) PDF (228 KB)
Exemption Application Form PDF (372 KB)
Proof of Authority Form  PDF (460 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions PDF (221 KB)

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